Wayside Waves – 1/29/2020

1. Wayside PTA Calendar January-June 2020
2. Multicultural Night
3. Community Service Night (2/5)
4. 5th Grade Talent Show on (3/6)
5. STEM Night! (3/25)
6. Nominating Committee for 2020-2021 PTA Board
7. Community Meeting of the State of Education in Montgomery County
8. It Takes A Village

1. Wayside PTA Calendar January-June 2020
Wayside has a busy slate of events from now until the end of the school year! Do you need another copy of the calendar? Find the calendar of events for January through June here.

2. Save the Date: Multicultural Night! (2/19)
Calling all students and parents to join us in celebrating different cultures and traditions around the world.
We are still looking for a few more countries to be represented at this year’s Muticultural Night on February 19, 2020 at 6:30pm. Please consider hosting a table to showcase your traditional cuisine, local arts/crafts, games or cultural artifacts. Sign up here to help make this night a success!
Children are encouraged to participate through cultural performances (solo or group). Please sign up here for a performance. Parents are also welcome to participate by offering a table representing their cultural background, which can include showcasing traditional cuisine, local arts/crafts and games or cultural artifacts. Click here to sign up for the table.
Join us in this around the world adventure to celebrate our cultural diversity!

3. Community Service Night (2/5)
Join us to help a local foundation

Come out Wednesday, February 5th @ 6pm for our annual Community Service Night and pack boxes filled with treats to benefit the Jared Box Foundation.

For those of you who have not participated in the past, this is a family event where each person will be tasked with filling boxes (provided) with fun toys and items that will help entertain hospitalized children. The organization services kids of all ages so boxes will be tailored by age/ gender to provide the recipient with a box made with them in mind.

We are looking for donations of small items to fill these boxes. Click here to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d49a9a72fa4ff2-community

Thank you in advance for your participation and donations – attendance is not required if you are not able to help pack boxes – but donations may be dropped at the school office.

4. 5th Grade Talent Show (3/6)
Attention 5th graders, get ready to show your talents! The 5th grade Talent show is on March 6th, 2020. Try-outs will be Wednesday Feb 5th after school. Everyone who wants to be in the Talent Show must come to try-outs or find a separate time to discuss their act. As of now, 5th graders can each be in 1 act, all acts should be less than 2 minutes. Sign up now!

5. STEM Night (3/25)Save the date!! Inviting all wayside families to the 2020 STEM Night on March 25th, Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Be STEM-tastic!!!

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Night is coming up at Wayside – make sure you don’t miss it! Join us for an evening of exploration, investigation, and learning with fun, hands-on activities, presentations, and popular exhibits from external vendors for the whole family.

It’s open to ALL Wayside community to participate!  You (parent and child) can participate by:

  1. Managing a table with pre-determined fun projects (materials will be provided)..see below for more information.
  2. Showcase your own project ideas.

Either way, you and your child are going to have a lot of STEM-tastic fun!! No age limit!
Please sign-up to grab your spot by 2/1/2020!
SSL kids will be given credits for volunteering!
The STEM committee welcomes suggestions and questions from the Wayside community. So please feel free to contact us!
Email: stemcommittee.wayside@gmail.com

6. Nominating Committee for 2020-2021 PTA Board
The Wayside PTA Board is forming a nominating committee to identify people to serve on the 2020-2021 Board. The work of the committee takes place in February and March. If you are interested in serving on the nominating committee, please contact Jennifer Nordin, PTA President, at president@waysidepta.org.

7. Community Meeting of the State of Education in Montgomery County (1/28)
All families are invited to a Community Meeting of the State of Education in Montgomery County. Topics will cover academic readiness, career pathways, and work-based learning opportunities that take our students from Pre-K to Job. The first meeting takes place on Tuesday, January 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Montgomery College – Germantown Campus, Bioscience Educational Center, Room 151, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown. A second meeting will be on March 4 at Northwood High School. See this flyer for more information.

8. It Takes A VillageMany thanks to Fataneh McKim for arranging the Wayside Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A last week!



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